Press Esc to close

18 held for clashing with cops over removal of encroachment

Indore, Mar 19, 2013, (PTI) : 18:08 IST
Eighteen people were today arrested after they clashed with police when the civic body tried to remove a portion of a religious structure here, police said today.

Scores of people affiliated to the Hindu Dharma Raksha Samiti sat on a street in Vijay Nagar locality here to protest the action of the encroachment removal squad, supervised by the senior administrative and police officials this morning, SP-East O P Tripathi said.

There were heated arguments between protesters and security personnel, Tripathi said, adding that as some of the people were rounded up and taken to board a bus, others hurled stones at the police vehicle.

Eighteen people were arrested under section 151 of CrPC for breach of peace and were later released on bail, the SP said.

While eyewitnesses alleged that police resorted to mild lathicharge, the SP denied the charge.

No one was injured in the incident, Additional District Magistrate Alok Singh claimed.

The incident occurred when teams of senior officials of Indore Development Authority (IDA) and Municipal Corporation (IMC) went to remove portion of a religious structure to facilitate way for the Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS), likely to start in the city next month.

The work on removing the encroachment at the temple has been suspended and talks would be held with the agitators, he said adding that situation was normal.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Smokes and flame comes out from the window after a high rise office building caught fire...

Smokes and flame comes out from the window after a high rise office building caught fire...

Officials of the Pakistani Anti-Narcotic Force destroy confiscated drugs and liquor in Lahore...

Officials of the Pakistani Anti-Narcotic Force destroy confiscated drugs and liquor in Lahore...

A view of illuminated Swaminarayan temple on occasion of Diwali in Surat...

A view of illuminated Swaminarayan temple on occasion of Diwali in Surat...

Students pose after lighting oil lamps around a 'Rangoli' outside their hostel...

Students pose after lighting oil lamps around a 'Rangoli' outside their hostel...

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti celebrates Diwali with orphans in Jammu...

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti celebrates Diwali with orphans in Jammu...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating the Diwali with the jawans of the Indian Army...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating the Diwali with the jawans of the Indian Army...

President Ram Nath Kovind greeting people on the occasion of Diwali festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan..

President Ram Nath Kovind greeting people on the occasion of Diwali festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan..

Devotees queued at Dakhheneswar Kali temple during Diwali festival in Kolkata...

Devotees queued at Dakhheneswar Kali temple during Diwali festival in Kolkata...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.